Welcome to Leyland Ridge Farm
A Journal of our renovation
The house was built in 1926 in a small farming community in Southwest Virginia by the Hale family. It was originally a 300+ acre farm but all that remains with the house and barn today are five acres. It has always been known to locals as the “Hale House”.
The first thing we did was plant a row of Leyland cypress along the top of the ridge and side property lines. This created a screen around the farm thus the name, Leyland Ridge Farm.
We bought the house late summer of 2004. I had been near by on business and thought I would take the “scenic” route home. I passed this beautiful old house with a “for sale” sign in the yard. I pulled into the drive, called my husband and told him I’d found our dream house.
No improvements were made to the property or the house in almost fifty years. The last ten years the house and barn had been neglected so our work was cut out for us. To make the major changes we planned affordable we’re living in the house while it’s being renovated, we’re doing the work ourselves.